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Re: The Hesse-Cassel family
« Reply #225 on: March 10, 2013, 06:19:48 PM »
I have seen Anna wearing a nice tiara. In a book on the stolen Hesse jewels. There is a photo of Alexandra Baden (sister-in-law of Sophie & Melfelda) wearing a lovely diamond tiara. Haven't seen that photo produced anywhere else. Think her portion of the jewels were stolen too with those of Sophie & Mossy.

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« Reply #226 on: March 23, 2013, 04:27:51 PM »


Friedrich-Karl and 'Mossy' with four of their children, courtesy of TheMauveRoom.  Download for full size.

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« Reply #227 on: March 23, 2013, 04:56:11 PM »
Two sets of Twins.

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« Reply #228 on: March 23, 2013, 08:14:55 PM »
Isn't this the first four children? The 2nd set of twins weren't born yet.
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« Reply #229 on: March 23, 2013, 10:40:18 PM »
Isn't this the first four children? The 2nd set of twins weren't born yet.

Yes, I believe so.

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« Reply #230 on: March 24, 2013, 01:59:56 PM »
They do dressed alike is sets...

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Re: The Hesse-Cassel family
« Reply #231 on: April 23, 2013, 04:23:52 PM »
Elisabeth of Hesse Kassel, wife of Prince Otto of Hesse, youngest son of the late Philipp and Mafalda, passed away a few days ago. Elisabeth & Otto married on December 28, 1988 and Otto died in 1998.  Elisabeth was born Elisabeth Bönker in 1944 at Rumburg, Czechoslovakia. She was Otto's 2nd wife and they had no children.

I saw one site saying they divorced in 1994 but Otto's siblings Moritz and Elisabeth are listed on the funeral card as the chief mourners with the service at Schloss Friedrichshof which would seem strange in that case.
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« Reply #232 on: April 23, 2013, 05:46:37 PM »
Thanks for the info. Not much was known about her.

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« Reply #233 on: April 23, 2013, 08:39:50 PM »
Now I've seen in multiple sources that they were divorced but Marlene doesn't mention it on her blog and there's still the case of the family involvement in the funeral.
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« Reply #234 on: April 24, 2013, 10:52:37 AM »
I think there is a lack of information in the more obsure members of the Princely Families. For example not much was known about Princess Alexandra of Baden (daughter of Max & Alexandra of Cumberland) who married a prince of Hesse. Even in the book on the family about the relationship of the Hesse-Kassel family and the third Reich, the author focused mostly on Malfelda of Italy (Princess Philipp of Hesse) & Sophie of Greece (Princess Christoph of Hesse). Not much was on Alexandra, who also died in a concentration camp. I think there needs to be a more comprehensive study on the family as a whole. Even Marlene's excellent work does have limitations on certain subjects as you justly put here.

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« Reply #235 on: April 29, 2013, 12:59:02 PM »
I thought Marie Alexandra of Hessen, nee of Baden, died in an allied terror-bombig raid on the 29. January 1944 in Frankfurt am Main?
She worked there as a nurse. Never heard of her beeing in a c camp...


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« Reply #236 on: April 29, 2013, 01:39:41 PM »
That was my understanding as well--the air raid rather than a concentration camp.
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« Reply #237 on: April 30, 2013, 09:51:10 AM »
I think so. Since Maldefda also died in an air raid at the concentration camp. They lump both together. Both princesses died in air raids.

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« Reply #238 on: April 30, 2013, 11:49:41 AM »
Marie Alexandra died while on nursing duty in Frankfurt. During an air raid, she and some other nurses took shelter in a cellar. The building sustained damage, couldn't support the weight of the debris and collapsed on them. MA was almost unrecognizable.
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« Reply #239 on: April 30, 2013, 08:17:51 PM »
All the former royal privilege didn't spare them and other civilians from collateral damage and the fury of carpet bombings. Can't imagine the horror of barely making it through a bombing raid only to have the structure come down on everyone.
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